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Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies

bowl of air fryer bbq little smokies with toothpicks in them

How to Make Delicious Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies


Are you looking for a mouthwatering appetizer that's not only quick and easy but also bursting with flavor? Look no further! In this guide, we'll show you how to make Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.


These tiny sausages are perfect for snacking during the big game, backyard barbecues, or family get-togethers. With just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes in your air fryer, you'll have a crowd-pleasing dish that everyone will love.



Ingredients You'll Need


To get started, gather the following ingredients:

  • 12 oz Lit'l Smokies sausages

  • ¼ cup BBQ sauce

  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar


That's it! With these simple ingredients, you're on your way to creating a delicious appetizer that will have everyone asking for more.



Cooking Instructions


Here's how to make BBQ Little Smokies in the air fryer:

  1. Preparation: Start by adding the Lit'l Smokies sausages to the prepared air fryer basket.

  2. Cooking: Set your air fryer to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and cook the sausages for 6 minutes. Make sure to toss them halfway through to ensure even cooking.

  3. Sauce and Sugar: After 6 minutes, brush the sausages with BBQ sauce and then sprinkle the brown sugar over the top. This step adds a delightful caramelized sweetness to the dish.

  4. Finish Cooking: Put the sausages back into the air fryer and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes. This allows the brown sugar to caramelize and infuse the sausages with rich flavor.

  5. Serve: Carefully remove the sausages from the air fryer and serve them hot. Get ready for a burst of flavor in every bite!



Cooking Tips

  • Keep in mind that all air fryers can cook differently due to variations in power output or wattage. If you're using a different air fryer, you may need to adjust the cooking time slightly. For most air fryers, 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit should work perfectly.

  • While you can use your favorite brand of barbecue sauce for dipping, the caramelized brown sugarcombined with the barbecue sauce in this recipe makes for a delicious combination that might just make dipping sauce unnecessary.

  • If you happen to have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. To reheat, simply place the Little Smokies in a single layer in the preheated air fryer basket and cook for 1-2 minutes or until heated through.



Frequently Asked Questions


Q: How long should I cook Lit'l Smokies sausages in the air fryer?

A: Cooking times may vary depending on your air fryer's power output or wattage, but 8-10 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit usually works well.


Q: What dipping sauce can I use for Air Fryer Little Smokies?

A: While you can use your favorite barbecue sauce for dipping, the brown sugar and barbecue sauce combination in this recipe provides plenty of flavor without the need for additional dipping sauce.


Q: How do I prepare the air fryer basket?

A: Every air fryer is different, so refer to your specific air fryer's manual for instructions. You might not need to do anything if your basket has a nonstick coating, but you can use nonstick spray, olive oil, parchment paper, or foil if necessary.


In conclusion, these Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies are a fantastic appetizer that's quick, easy to make, and bursting with flavor. Whether you're hosting a game day party or simply craving a delicious snack, this recipe is a winner. Enjoy the sweet and savory combination of brown sugar and barbecue sauce that makes these Lit'l Smokies truly irresistible. Give it a try and watch them disappear fast!


Calories per Serving: 248 kcal


Now that you have the perfect recipe for Air Fryer BBQ Little Smokies, it's time to impress your guests with this delectable appetizer. Enjoy!


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